Poll Prevent 3rd-Party Apps from "Spying" within Firefox

Discussion in 'Browsers and Extensions' started by Spawn, Dec 22, 2017.

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Firefox Accessibility Service is..?

  1. Allowed (Accessibility services is enabled) - default

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Blocked (Accessibility services is disabled)

    12 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. Firefox not installed / Running an older version

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    The Negative Impact of using Firefox Accessibility Service:
    • Impact Firefox browsing performance
    • May be monitoring your web surfing activity
    • Stability may be adversely affected

    Examples of Accessibility Services:
    ability to inspect, monitor, visualize, and alter web page content hosted within Firefox

    Learn more at What is the Accessibility Service Indicator? | Firefox Help

    How to Disable Firefox Accessibility Services

    Firefox users can Block All 3rd Party applications from "spying" on their browser by enabling the following Privacy & Security setting as shown below:
    • Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser (Browser Restart required)

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    Code:
    about:preferences#privacy
     
  2. tonibalas

    tonibalas Level 38
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    Instant and visible improvement in FF performance.
    From the moment i enabled this setting pages are opening much faster.
    Thanks @Spawn for the tip
     
  3. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

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    Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately i can't deactivate this setting as Dashlane will probably won't work if it is turned off (Dashlane have the desktop app that communicates with browsers add-ons).
     
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  4. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    So change, to extension/add-on :
    On Firefox you have: bitwarden - Free Password Manager: bitwarden - Free Password Manager – Add-ons for Firefox

    On Chrome you have: Dashlane - Password Manager: Dashlane - Password Manager
     
  5. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

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    Thanks for the tip, that's a good idea. It might be a good occasion to try out Bitwarden. I've read good things about it and love softwares made by real security professionals (y)
     
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  6. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

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    TrinitronMSDOS change, fine opportunity for you

    "love softwares made by real security professionals (y)" - yes!
     
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